Stories belong to people. This is especially important in the case of native communities that experience the loss of control of their own narratives as a kind of final indignity. "They took our lands, our homes and our traditions. And now they want our stories." In February 2011, an Indigenous Religious Traditions course from Colorado College visited Pine Ridge, SD, where we were overwhelmed by the openness and generosity of tribal elders and community members. These are a few of their stories. We are simple listeners and only share when permission is given.